Sarawak Natural Forest Certification

Syarikat Samling Timber Sdn Bhd (SST) is a natural forest, industrial tree plantation (ITP) and timber processing company registered in Malaysia. In Malaysia, certification of Samling’s forest management practices is undertaken by SIRIM QAS International Sdn Bhd - a certifying body accredited to Standards Malaysia. In order to be certified under the Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme (MTCS) the certifying body must confirm that Samling’s forest management complies with the Malaysian Criteria & Indicators formulated by the Malaysian Timber Certification Council as the basis for the MTCS.

The MTCS is endorsed by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) - the world’s largest certification programme representing more than 250 million hectares of certified forest worldwide.

In 2018, Ravenscourt Forest Management Unit (FMU) in Lawas Division, Sarawak is the first certified FMU in the Heart of Borneo to obtain the Forest Management certification under the Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme (MTCS). Ulu Trusan FMU also obtain its Forest Management certification in 2018 followed by Gerenai Forest Management Unit (FMU) in 2020.

The process of certifying other areas of Samling’s natural forest is now well advanced.